Roger Earl Pickens Greenville Roger Earl Pickens, 86, of Greenville, husband of Alvis Willis Pickens, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late James B. and Emma Pearl Pickens. Roger was a member of Berea First Baptist Church and served in the United States Army. He retired from the United States Postal Service. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two children, James Pickens (Megan) of Chandler, AZ and Karen Davis and fiancé Tim Forsman of St. Pete Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Natalie Pickens, Edward Pickens, and Tobyn Forsman; one sister, Thelma Bradley; one brother, Marlin Pickens; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Wallace; and three brothers, Jamie Pickens, Walter Pickens, and Marshall Pickens. A visitation will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Northwest chapel. Burial will be held in Graceland Cemetery, West. Memorials may be made to McCall Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com .
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